Summer is the best season in Cleveland with all the metroparks, Lake Erie, outdoor sporting events, festivals, markets, etc. And now that it's back to school in the Cleveland area there are many awesome events to look forward to before officially saying "See you next year", to summer. As a teacher, I will miss summer for more reasons than most. The last few weeks I have been getting my classroom ready for the kids and attending meetings for professional development. I have not be able to be a part of all the fun activities that our great city has to offer. Well, I am making sure to summer doesn't leave me before attending some of these awesome events!
Here is a list of events and activities to check out in the next couple of days:
Friday, August 21 - 78th Street Studios Third Friday Art Walk - 5:00-10:00PM Art, live music, local food.
Friday, August 21 - Sunday, August 23: Greek Festival Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral - Friday 4:00-11:00PM, Saturday Noon-11:00PM, Sunday Noon-9:00PM Greek dinners and pastries, free cooking classes, live music and folk dancing, flea market, and kid's corner.
Friday, August 21 - Sunday, August 23: St. Mary Romanian Festival - Friday 4:30-11:00PM, Saturday 2:00-11:00PM, Sunday Noon-10:00PM Free to attend. Music, folk dancing, games and activities for kids, Eastern European food, and a wine and beer garden.
Saturday, August 22: 2nd Annual Whiskey Island Standup Paddleboard Race and Festival - Races begin at 8:30AM, River Dog Cafe Food Truck 11:00AM-3:00PM, Inner Bliss Yoga 1:00PM, Free SUP Demos 1:00-3:00PM, 1:00-4:00PM Live Music
Saturday, August 22: Take a Hike Historic Warehouse District Tour - 10:00-11:30AM Meet in front of Constantino's Market
Saturday, August 22: 2015 Cleveland Health Festival at Crocker Park - 11:00AM-4:00PM Meet what is cool and healthy about Cleveland - sample some delicious treats, take part in free workouts (11AM-12PM Yoga, 12:30-1:00PM Bad Girl Boot Camp), and learn about new healthy products, cafes and restaurants.
Saturday, August 22 - Sunday, August 23: Cleveland International Kite Festival - 11:00AM-5:00PM Kite fliers from the U.S. and Canada. The Windjammers International Performance Sport Kite Team will perform twice daily. $3 kites or BYO kites for special competitions, games, and sky ballet demos.
Sunday, August 23: Take a Hike Canal Basin Park Tour - 10:00-11:30AM Meet at Settlers Landing RTA Station
Sunday, August 23: 70th One World Day - 11:00AM-8:30PM Activities in all 37 gardens, an expanded Parade of Flags will begin the festival, ethnic performers and foods relating to the culture of each garden. There will be performers on six main stages, a naturalization ceremony, and each child can get a passport stamped at each garden. Opening ceremonies will take place in the Chinese Garden. Free parking at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center with free shuttle service. Lolly the Trolley will provide free transportation among the gardens.
Sunday, August 23: Medina International Fest - 9:00AM-6:00PM 2015 Bistros on Broadway featuring foods from around the world. Live entertainment and kids parade. An International Emporium teamed with Medina County Farmers Market. Kids activities and photo booth.
Tuesday, August 25: Take a Hike Playhouse Square Tour - 6:00-7:30PM Meet in Playhouse Square's State Theatre lobby.
Wednesday, August 26: Wade Oval Wednesday (WOW) - 6:00-9:00PM Free concert, local business and food booths, and food trucks.
Wednesday, August 26: Take a Hike Gateway District Tour - 6:00-7:30PM Meet at the Arcade
Have some fun this week!
I will be updating the list as the days move along and will post a new list of events at the end of next week!